Frenchman Michel Robert overcame bad weather and a stalemate to dominate the CSI3* Macon Chaintre 2017 Grand Prix. (Photo © Jean-Louis Navarro)
Victory for the house rider Michel Robert for the closing at CSI3* Macon Chaintre 2017 in a clear French dominion occupying the first four places.
Dominating the jump-off round of €45,000 CSI 3* Grand Prix Mairie de Macon et Chaintre, Michel Robert got a time of 38.83 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Undiams de Varenne (Diamant de Semilly x Rox de La Touche), liquidating the group of 5 classified and securing 50 World Ranking Points.
Michel Robert led the French dominate with the first of three double clear round, being escorted by Reynald Nagot next to the 11-year-old mare Symphonie des Biches (Kannan x Damiro B*HN) in 39.26 seconds and Stanislas Lafond with the 10-year-old gelding Top Bras de Fer (Dollar dela Pierre SF x Odjak du Trens) in third place registering 40.94 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 and with it the jump-off’s rider Alexis Deroubaix in fourth place accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Secret du Pays D’Auge (Quick Star x Kannan) totaling 4 faults in 39.56 seconds and fifth place for British Jessica Mendoza with the 11-year-old gelding Sam de Bacon (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Vergoignan Vlan) in 4 fouls and 39.79 seconds.
The Colombian Rene López was the only-one participated by Latino Ranking, but luck was not on his side, retiring in his round with the 11-year-old gelding Big Brother (Untouchable 27 x Gran Corrado).